What does Sodapop tell Ponyboy about his plans for Sandy and himself?

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The answer to this question can be found at the very end of chapter one. Ponyboy and Sodapop are going to sleep for the night, and they talk to each other as they are falling asleep. A lot of Soda's comments are about how Darry really does love Ponyboy, but Ponyboy doesn't really buy it. Ponyboy then changes the subject and asks Soda why he dropped out of school. Soda doesn't give a big convoluted answer. He simply says he dropped out because he thinks he dumb.

"Cause I'm dumb. The only things I was passing anyway were auto mechanics and gym."

Soda then changes the subject by telling Ponyboy his future plans about him and Sandy. He says that he loves her, and he is planning on marrying her. He then admits that he will have to wait until she gets out of high school and he gets a better job. Sodapop also thinks that he might wait long enough for Pony to get out of school too. That way Soda can help Darry with the bills until Pony is old enough to do that himself after high school.

"I think I'm gonna marry Sandy. After she gets out of school and I get a better job and everything. I might wait till you get out of school, though. So I can still help Darry with the bills and stuff."

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At the end of Chapter 1, Sodapop is lying in bed next to Ponyboy. Ponyboy asks him why he dropped out of school and Sodapop tells Pony that he dropped out of school because he's dumb. He laughs it off and says that he plans to marry his girlfriend, Sandy, after she gets out of school and he gets a better job. Later on in the novel, we find out that Sandy left town to live with her grandmother in Florida. Steve says that her parents didn't approve of her marrying Sodapop, so they made her leave town. In Chapter 12, it is implied that Sandy had gotten pregnant, and that was the reason her parents made her move to Florida. In the 1960s, premarital relations were frowned upon and Sandy's parents probably wanted to keep her pregnancy a secret. Regardless, Sodapop is devastated that the girl he plans on marrying has moved to Florida.

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